Education Research Grants

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Subject: Education, Research
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017

"In keeping with the Spencer Foundation’s mission, this program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Historically, the work we have funded through these grants has spanned, a range of topics and disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology, and they employ a wide range of research methods. The following examples of recently funded small grants illustrate the diversity of what we support:

  • an experimental study of how college students use visual representations in solving math problems
  • a study exploring the process of racial and rural identity formation among African American high-school students who attend de facto segregated schools in the rural South
  • a mixed-methods study focusing on the different types of knowledge novice and experienced teachers draw on in teaching for reading comprehension."

Funder: The Spencer Foundation
Eligibility: "The principle investigator must be affiliated with a college, university, school district, non-profit research facility, or non-profit cultural institution that is willing to serve as the fiscal agent if the grant is awarded. The Spencer Foundation does not award grants directly to individuals. Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally."
Amount: Up to $50,000
Contact: Link.